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Friday, 9 January 2015

Gifted Scottish Weans remembered in a Gift to Whittaker Library

Composer Michael Norris was a wind tutor at RSAMD for some years, and donated copies of his chamber music compositions to the Whittaker Library.

Before Christmas, he gave the Library some new editions, now published by Hop Vine Music in Malvern.

As she was cataloguing Suite Assortment for wind quartet, Karen noticed an interesting programme note in the score.  (We hadn't had a score with the old edition - this is a useful addition.)

"Suite Assortment was written for some talented students of the Junior Department of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. The first public performance of four of the pieces was given at Glasgow's Hutchesons' Hall on 7th February 1989.  The players were:
"Susan Evans (flute); Andrew Dickie (oboe); Heather Nicoll (clarinet); Morag Peterson (bassoon)"
 Recognise any names?!  The old set of parts will be added to our archives, along with a copy of this performance note!

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